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Moving Blues

2011 June 23
by bvoboril

Life feels very out of whack right now.
So many things seem to be moving in slow motion.

And the movers arrive on Monday to start packing up our house.

It’s amazing how one action, moving, can create a million emotions. I never know how I feel anymore! I’ve been trying to come to terms with it, but have also been avoiding the situation a little…all of our pictures still hang on the walls, nothing has been packed in a box, and our furniture all remains intact.

But come Monday, things will begin moving very quickly.

A watercolor painting of our house – a gift from our wonderful realtor

The best ‘closure action’ we’ve made was our little get-together on Saturday night! So many of our friends stopped by to say goodbye…and par-tay! Stu and I stayed up later that night then we have in the last year. And while there are still some very hard goodbyes in our near future, having one more party in our little house was therapeutic in so many ways.

And we cleaned out the liquor cabinet!

So I will continue my mantra each and every day (it is basically a list of the many reasons we are doing this), spend as much time with friends and family as possible, and keep moving forward.

And while I know many tears will be involved as we drive away from our house for the last time, I also know there are a million exciting experiences in the road ahead.

I just keep telling myself that…maybe sometime soon I’ll believe it!

5 Responses leave one →
  1. Vi Spinner permalink
    June 23, 2011

    I know how you feel. When we moved fr STL to Fl my children gave me a cross-stitch plaque with these words. You never really leave a place you love – part of it you take with you – leaving a part of you behind.
    So true. So on to more beautiful experiences in Va.

    Your Mom has had lots of those moments and think of all the different places you have been growing up.


  2. Joe Schon permalink
    June 23, 2011

    Beck……………Your Blog brings back so many memories, of the many times that we moved across the country with job changes. We felt the same way…………how can we possibly leave our irreplaceable friends. As we relocated, we continued to gather Friendships and maintained contacts with many of them. We even took a trip a couple years ago, crossing 2/3 of the country, and stayed at least one night with many of them, some we hadn’t seen in 20-25 years….What great memories.
    But the real secret that made the relocation easier was your Mother, who did the heavy-lifting of the burdens of the move. While I was absorbed in the transition to the new job or company, She took care of all the details of the move. And I know you are doing the same for Stu and your Family.
    Get’er packed. Mom and I will be in Alexandria to help you unpack and get settled in your new home.

  3. Linda Johnson permalink
    June 23, 2011

    I too am a bit emotional about your move. I have enjoyed so much visiting you, Stu and Ethan at your home in St. Louis.

    I remember when Greg and I moved to Arizona from Nebraska. It was a hard transistion with 2 little kids. However,all of us loved the weather and the new sites in Arizona. So much to see and fun places to take the kids. Stu and Amy became excellent swimmers and Stu even got blond from all the swimming. Then off the California with more new adventures.

    Your making memories and your journey has just begun.
    love ya all

  4. Amy Voboril Kohlhepp permalink
    June 23, 2011

    Aww Becky this post made me emotional :( That picture of your home is beautiful…it will be something you can always show Ethan, that that is where you brought him home for the first time, how special! Moving to a new community is very very difficult for me as well. BUT you guys have been through so much and from what I hear Alexandria is AMAZING :)
    I can’t wait to see pictures of your new home and community!
    You will be East-coasters!! wohoo!!

  5. Kate Haring permalink
    June 30, 2011

    I’m commenting on this only because I want you to know I read it. I miss you already.

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